Caddo Parish, LA

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Population

246,581

0.912% decline

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$36,165

2.53% decline

Poverty Rate

23.4%


Number of Employees

100,295

4.99% decline

Median Property Value

$149,000

1.65% decline

About

In 2017, Caddo Parish, LA had a population of 247k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $36,165. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Caddo Parish, LA declined from 248,851 to 246,581, a -0.912% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,104 to $36,165, a -2.53% decrease.

The population of Caddo Parish, LA is 47.6% Black or African American Alone, 44.8% White Alone, and 2.9% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Caddo Parish, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Caddo Parish, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (805 degrees awarded in 2016), Southern University at Shreveport (307 degrees), and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (298 degrees).

The median property value in Caddo Parish, LA is $149,000, and the homeownership rate is 57.1%. Most people in Caddo Parish, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Caddo Parish, LA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Caddo Parish, LA employs 100k people. The largest industries in Caddo Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,722 people), Retail Trade (11,720 people), and Educational Services (8,536 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($100,296), Utilities ($68,262), and Finance & Insurance ($50,564).

Median household income in Caddo Parish, LA is $36,165. Males in Caddo Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,387. The income inequality in Caddo Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,165

2017 value

± $2,246

-2.53%

1 Year Growth

± 9.39%

Households in Caddo Parish, LA have a median annual income of $36,165, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,104 in 2016, which represents a -2.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,283

Average Male Salary

± $1,582

$41,387

Average Female Salary

± $1,067

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.5 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,521 ± $10,475

  2. White

    $52,016 ± $1,199

  3. American Indian

    $46,307 ± $10,681

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caddo Parish, LA is from Louisiana.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.668% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 240

  2. Census Tract 226

  3. Census Tract 231

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caddo Parish, LA was Census Tract 240 with a value of $113,066, followed by Census Tract 226 and Census Tract 231, with respective values of $107,375 and $105,179.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Caddo Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caddo Parish, LA (57.6k out of 246k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    41,162 ± 1,523

  2. White

    14,118 ± 942

  3. Hispanic

    1,764 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Caddo Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

100k

2017 Value

± 6,052

-4.99%

1 Year decline

± 8.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caddo Parish, LA declined at a rate of -4.99%, from 106k employees to 100k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caddo Parish, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,061 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,831 people), and Management Occupations (8,854 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caddo Parish, LA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caddo Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,061 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,831 people), and Management Occupations (8,854 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caddo Parish, LA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.76 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caddo Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($190,429), Legal Occupations ($69,939), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

100k

2017 Value

± 6,052

-4.99%

1 Year decline

± 8.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caddo Parish, LA declined at a rate of -4.99%, from 106k employees to 100k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caddo Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,722 people), Retail Trade (11,720 people), and Educational Services (8,536 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caddo Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Caddo Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Caddo Parish, LA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,722 people), Retail Trade (11,720 people), and Educational Services (8,536 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caddo Parish, LA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.21 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.43 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caddo Parish, LA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($100,296), Utilities ($68,262), and Finance & Insurance ($50,564).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $81.6B

  2. $69.1B

  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B

2015 Value

$476B

Projected 2045 Value

30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $38.9B

  2. $36B

  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93% of the population of Caddo Parish, LA has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Caddo Parish, LA was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see 858 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

858 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caddo Parish, LA see an average of 858 patients per year. This represents a 1.49% decrease from the previous year (871 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Caddo Parish, LA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,420

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,281

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,811

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.03%

Uninsured

36.9%

Employer Coverage

30.2%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

2.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caddo Parish, LA declined by 42.1% from 12.1% to 7.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caddo Parish, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Caddo Parish, LA is home to a population of 247k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.32% of Caddo Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.73k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Caddo Parish, LA is composed of 117k Black or African American Alone residents (47.6%), 111k White Alone residents (44.8%), 7.14k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.9%), 6.88k Two or More Races residents (2.79%), 3.51k Asian Alone residents (1.42%), 982 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.398%), 187 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0758%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Caddo Parish, LA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Caddo Parish, LA was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Caddo Parish, LA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Caddo Parish, LA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.73k people

2.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.76k people

As of 2017, 2.32% of Caddo Parish, LA residents (5.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Caddo Parish, LA was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    30,006 ± 4,239 people

  2. Honduras

    29,778 ± 4,223 people

  3. Vietnam

    15,817 ± 3,082 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 30,006 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 29,778 and Vietnam with 15,817.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Caddo Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Caddo Parish, LA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    117k ± 3.09k

  2. White Alone

    111k ± 146

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.14k ± 1.81k

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American Alone residents (117k people) in Caddo Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111k White Alone and 7.14k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Caddo Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Caddo Parish, LA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Caddo Parish, LA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Caddo Parish, LA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,590 ± 1,023

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,921 ± 1,019

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,363 ± 1,008

Caddo Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Caddo Parish, LA awarded 2,569 degrees. The student population of Caddo Parish, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,017 male students and 6,653 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caddo Parish, LA are Black or African American (1,209 and 47.6%), followed by White (1,106 and 43.6%), Unknown (78 and 3.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (66 and 2.6%).

The largest universities in Caddo Parish, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (805 and 31.3%), Southern University at Shreveport (307 and 12%), and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (298 and 11.6%).

The most popular majors in Caddo Parish, LA are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (352 and 13.7%), General Business Administration & Management (256 and 9.96%), and Medical Assistant (138 and 5.37%).

The median tuition costs in Caddo Parish, LA are $25,409 for private four year colleges, and $7,324 and $12,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 60 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Caddo Parish, LA was General Business Administration & Management with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Caddo Parish, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 805 degrees awarded

  2. 307 degrees awarded

  3. 298 degrees awarded

$7,324

Median In-State Public

$25,409

Median Private

In 2016, the Caddo Parish, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 805 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

937

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,632

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 937 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caddo Parish, LA, which is 0.574 times less than the 1,632 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Caddo Parish, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,209 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,106 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    78 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Caddo Parish, LA were to Black or African American students. These 1,209 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,106 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caddo Parish, LA was $149,000 in 2017, which is 0.685 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,500 to $149,000, a 1.65% decrease. The homeownership rate in Caddo Parish, LA is 57.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caddo Parish, LA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caddo Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,165

Median Household Income

± $2,246

95.8k

Number of Households

± 5,322

In 2017, the median household income of the 95.8k households in Caddo Parish, LA declined from $36,165 from the previous year's value of $37,104.

The following chart displays the households in Caddo Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$149,000

2017 Median

± $9,385

$151,500

2016 Median

± $7,581

In 2017, the median property value in Caddo Parish, LA declined from to $149,000 from the previous year's value of $151,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caddo Parish, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caddo Parish, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Caddo Parish, LA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caddo Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.1%

2017 Homeownership

58.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.1% of the housing units in Caddo Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Caddo Parish, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Caddo Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Caddo Parish, LA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caddo Parish, LA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Caddo Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87%

  2. Carpooled

    6.93%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.44%

In 2016, the most common method of travel for workers in Caddo Parish, LA was Drove Alone (87%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.93%) and those who Worked At Home (2.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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